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Villino Menesini today Tuccori


Area: Piana di Lucca
Place: Lucca
District/Locality: The building is a private property and cannot be visited inside.
Building dating: 1923

The square based building consists of two floors and an attic and is covered by a hip roof which bears a layer of Marseillais tiles.
On the ground floor the main door and two lateral windows open onto the main façade. Three quarters of the door are framed with a slightly raised, dark ivory plaster fascia which runs horizontally and goes on to frame the windows too. Another fascia, which is decorated with birds in rilievo, runs horizontally along the façade and, at the same time, unites the upper part of the windows.
On the first floor there are round arched windows which feature decorated frames, moulded corbels and festoon decoration. A large terrace with large corbels and balustrades with alettes opens on both of the main façades.
The second floor has windows and terraces similar to those on the first floor, but everything is re-proposed on a much simpler manner.
Below the eaves is decorated with moulded corbels.
Each floor is defined by two cornices which horizontally mark each façade.
The building is a private property and cannot be visited inside.
Historycal news

The building was projected in 1923 by the architect Giovan Lelio Menesini.
Between the time of its construction and the present day, there have been neither significant changes to the external appearance of the villa nor significant modifications to its interior. Therefore, the little villa still appears the same today as it did when it was designed.
(text by Lorenza Caprotti - Centro Studi Cultura Liberty e Déco)
How to reach

by car: A11 motorway exit "Lucca Centro". Follow the signs for the town centre until you reach the ring road along the walls. Turn right in Viale Carducci and continue along the ring road until Viale Marconi where you will find the villa at number 527.
Bibliography

- Archivio Storico del Comune di Lucca
- Archivio Soprintendenza B.A.A.A.S. delle province di Pisa, Lucca, Massa Carrara, Livorno (schedatori: Gilberto Bedini e Giorgio Marchetti)
- G. Bedini, L'arredo urbano e i villini di Lucca, in M.A. Giusti (a cura di), Le età del Liberty in Toscana, Atti del Convegno di Studi, Firenze 1995
- N. Nicoletti, Le residenze fuori dalle mura, in Il Museo per conoscere. Esperienze e proposte , a cura della Soprintendenza B.A.A.A.S. delle province di Pisa, Lucca, Massa Carrara, Livorno, Sezione Didattica dei Musei Nazionali di Lucca, anno II, n.3-4, Maria Pacini Fazzi Editore, Lucca 1995

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